Elissa Strauss

Elissa Strauss is the author of When You Care: The Unexpected Magic of Caring for Others. She is a journalist, essayist, and opinion writer, and contributes to publications like the New York Times, The Atlantic, Glamour, and elsewhere. She’s been a contributing writer for CNN, where she covered the culture and politics of parenthood, as well as for Slate, where she wrote on feminism and motherhood. Elissa also works in cultural curation. She is an artistic director at LABA: A Laboratory for Jewish Culture, and has partnered with various museums and film festivals on shows and programming. She lives in Oakland, California, with her family.